Florida Disney properties to lose at least one quarter of staff through layoffs: report
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ORLANDO, Fla. — At least a quarter of the 28,000 layoffs planned for Disney's parks division will come from Florida, according to a letter the company filed with state and local officials last week.
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The letter said that at least 6,390 nonunion Disney employees in Florida will be laid off starting in early December. The number of Florida layoffs, though, could grow as the company negotiates terms with a coalition of unions that represents 43,000 employees at Walt Disney World.
DISNEY TO LAY OFF 28,000 EMPLOYEES AS COVID-19 CONTINUES TO HAMMER ITS BUSINESSES
“Due to the continuing business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the very difficult decision to reduce our workforce," Jim Bowden, a Disney vice president of employee relations said in the letter.